‘Nettes Advance To Sweet 16 After Win Over Troup County

PHS Basketball, Sports

Last night, in front of a packed house inside the Dragons Den, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Troup County Lady Tigers in a 1st round match up in the 4-A Girls State Basketball Tournament. This marked the 1st home state basketball game for PHS since ’99-’00. Pickens came in as the #2 seed from region 6, while Troup County was the #3 seed from region 5.

 

In the first quarter, the early part saw both teams feel each other out a bit as both were not that with each other’s style of play. Midway through the frame saw Troup County get a little bit of a lead. Towards the end of the 1st, the ‘Nettes turned up the defense & went on a run to end the quarter with a 14-8 lead. To start the 2nd, Pickens continued their run from the 1st quarter, and was able to stretch their lead out even further on the Lady Tigers. Using a 12-6 quarter advantage, Pickens went into the half with a 26-14 lead.

 

In the 3rd, defense would lead to offense for the ‘Nettes as they held Troup County to 8 points in the frame. Pickens, would score 20 in the 3rd to bring their lead to 46-22 going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, both teams would score 19 points each as it was a back and forth quarter. The ‘Nettes, came away with the opening round win, 65-41.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 22 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 4 steals

Shelby Cook: 10 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Torie Williams: 8 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 block

Allie Stepehns: 8 points, 4 assists, & 7 rebounds

Ansley Parker: 8 points

Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 2 assists, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, & 1 block

Hattie Baker: 2 points, 1 assist, & 3 rebounds

Sarah Morris: 1 point, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

 

Pickens, will now await the winner of the Chestatee/Jefferson game. Should Chestatee win, the ‘Nettes will host that game. Should Jefferson win, Pickens will take to the road for the sweet 16. The game will be either Wednesday or Thursday of next week.

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‘Nettes Advance To 4-A State Tournament, Face Heritage In Semi-Finals On Thursday

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Dalton to take part in the first round of the 6-AAAA Region Tournament being held at Southeast Whitfield. Pickens, came in as the #2 seed and was matched up with the #7 seed & host team, the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders. The winner, would advance to the region semi-finals, & to the 2018 4-A State Tournament.

 

The 1st quarter, started off a little slow for the ‘Nettes to begin things. Pickens, got a big pick me up to end the frame as Junior Torie Williams nailed a buzzer beater from half court to give the ‘Nettes a 17-8 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd quarter, Pickens settled in and was able to get things going on both ends of the floor. Using a 23-7 quarter advantage, the ‘Nettes took a 40-15 lead over Southeast Whitfield going to the break.

 

Pickens, carried their solid play from the 2nd quarter over to the 3rd as they extended their lead over the Lady Raiders. With the help of a 21-9 run, the ‘Nettes took a 61-24 lead going to the 4th and final quarter. With a 12-10 quarter run in the 4th, the ‘Nettes sealed the win, 73-34.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 17 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, & 1 block

Mykenzie Weaver: 16 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Sarah Morris: 13 points, 3 assists, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 10 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, & 3 blocks

Mackenzie Hampton: 8 points, 3 assists, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Allie Stephens: 3 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 3 steals

Cassidy Richards: 2 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks

Reagan Hardwood: 2 points, 1 assist, & 4 rebounds

Ansley Parker: 1 point, 4 rebounds, & 1 block

Kealy Hillhouse: 1 point, & 1 rebound

 

With the win, the ‘Nettes have secured a spot in the 2018 4-A State Tournament, & have advanced to the semi-finals of the 6-AAAA Region Tournament where they will meet the Heritage Lady Generals. Pickens, won both meetings during the regular season, but will need to win this one if they want to host a state tournament game. Tip off is scheduled for 4 pm on Thursday. Game will be played at Southeast Whitfield.

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‘Nettes Finish Region Schedule At 9-3, Host 6-A River Ridge in Final Regular Season Test

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Dalton to take on the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders in their final 6-AAAA region ball game before the region tournament next week. Pickens, looked to regain momentum after a tough overtime loss to non-region opponent, Chestatee, this past Saturday.

 

In the 1st, the ‘Nettes got off to a quick start on both sides of the ball. Using defense to lead to offense, Pickens held a 16-3 lead over the Lady Raiders going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, it would be more of the same from the ‘Nettes as they would add to their lead. Using a 20-7 quarter run, Pickens took a 36-10 lead over Southeast Whitfield going to the break.

 

The 2nd unit & younger girls for Pickens got some very valuable playing time in the 2nd half of this one & they faired very well. A 14-6 quarter run for the ‘Nettes, extended their lead going to the 4th to 50-16. After closing things out in the 4th, Pickens took this one, 58-28.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mackenzie Hampton: 12 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Mykenzie Weaver: 10 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Torie Williams: 9 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

Shelby Cook: 8 points, & 5 rebounds

Olivia Simmons: 8 points, & 2 rebounds

Sarah Morris: 3 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 block

Kealy Hillhouse: 3 points, & 1 assist

Cassidy Richards: 3 points

Hattie Baker: 2 points, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals

 

The ‘Nettes, finish the region portion of their schedule at 9-3. They will be the #2 seed heading into the 6-AAAA Region Tournament at Southeast Whitfield next week. There is one more game prior to that however as Pickens will host the 17-6 River Ridge Lady Knights out of the 6-A classification on Friday. Tip off scheduled for 6 pm.

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‘Nettes Get 4 In Double Figures In Win At Ridgeland, Host Chestatee For Senior Day

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the long trip to Rossville, Ga to take on the Ridgeland Lady Panthers. The ‘Nettes, came into the game still buzzing after sweeping the Heritage Lady Generals on Tuesday, and looked to continue their momentum against the Lady Panthers.

 

In the first, it would be a slow start initially, but picked up as the quarter went on. Pickens, gathered a 16-9 lead over Ridgeland going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the ‘Nettes offense found more consistency, and it reflected on the scoreboard. Using a 21-15 quarter run, Pickens took a 37-24 lead over the Lady Panthers heading into the break.

 

The second half, would belong to the road team in green. The ‘Nettes, would turn it up on both sides of the ball in the 3rd, to increase their lead over Ridgeland. Using a 22-6 quarter advantage, Pickens, held a 59-30 lead over the Lady Panthers going to the 4th. In the 4th, as was the case for most of the 2nd half, the younger girls got in and played very well for Pickens. The ‘Nettes, closed things out using an 18-12 run, to get the win, 77-42, over Ridgeland.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Shelby Cook: 14 points, 3 assists, 8 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 14 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Torie Williams: 12 points, 3 assists, & 2 rebounds

Chloe Walker: 11 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal, & 1 block

Mackenzie Hampton: 9 points, 7 assists, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, & 2 blocks

Sarah Morris: 6 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 5 points, 7 assists, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

Hattie Baker: 2 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound,  2 steals, & 1 block

Reagan Hardwood: 2 points, & 2 rebounds

Kealy Hillhouse: 2 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

 

The ‘Nettes, will now turn their attention to this afternoon as they host the Chestatee Lady War Eagles for Senior Day. This game, is a make up as the originally scheduled game got postponed due to weather. Tip off, is scheduled for 3 pm.

 

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‘Nettes Sweep Lady Generals, Take Over 2nd Place In 6-AAAA

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team, hosted the Heritage Lady Generals inside the Dragons Den. This game, was critical as far as region standings were concerned as the winner of this one, would take over sole possession of 2nd place, with the region tournament fast approaching. The last time these two met, the ‘Nettes came away with a big road victory.

 

It was a slow start for both teams in the first quarter as shots were just refusing to fall. Mid-way through the frame, the scoring picked up, & it would be Pickens taking a 15-8 lead over Heritage going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, again, points were hard to come by. The Lady Generals, used a 10-6 quarter run, to trim the ‘Nettes lead down to 21-18, going to the break.

 

The 3rd, saw back and forth action as they score remained close. Pickens, used a slim 14-13 quarter advantage over the Lady Generals to take a 35-31 lead into the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes, were able to pull away using a 22-9 quarter advantage to get a big win, 57-40.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 21 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Torie Williams: 12 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Shelby Cook: 9 points, 2 assists, & 7 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 7 points, 4 assists, & 9 rebounds

Hattie Baker: 5 points, & 3 rebounds

Sarah Morris: 2 points, & 1 rebound

Allie Stephens: 1 point, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

 

The ‘Nettes, will be back on the road this coming Friday as they will travel to Rossville to take on the Ridgeland Lady Panthers. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.

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‘Nettes Drop Tough Region Game To Northwest Whitfield

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Tunnel Hill to take on the region leading Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins in the 2nd game of their home & home series. In the first meeting, the Lady Bruins came away with the win. The ‘Nettes were looking to return the favor on Northwest Whitfield’s court.

 

In the opening quarter, both offenses were able to get going despite maybe not having quality practice time due to the weather. Northwest Whitfield, held the lead over the ‘Nettes going to the 2nd, 21-17. In the 2nd quarter, Pickens cut the Lady Bruins lead in half. Using a 12-10 quarter run, the ‘Nettes only trailed 31-29 going to the break.

 

In the 3rd, Northwest Whitfield would look to widen their lead on the ‘Nettes. The Lady Bruins, outscored Pickens in the 3rd, 20-13, to take a 9 point lead going to the 4th, 51-42. The 4th quarter, was a real tightly contested frame as the Lady Bruins were able to hold on after a 21-19 quarter run, to get the win, 72-61.

 

Leading the way for Pickens was:

Mykenzie Weaver: 32 points, 2 assists, & 2 rebounds

Torie Williams: 9 points, 8 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 6 points, & 9 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 2 assists, & 3 rebounds

Olivia Simmons: 3 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Sarah Morris: 3 points, 3 assists, & 1 rebound

Allie Stephens: 2 points, 1 assist, & 5 rebound

 

 

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‘Nettes Earn Sweep Over LaFayette, Host Gilmer Friday Night

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the long trip up to LaFayette to take on the LaFayette Lady Ramblers in a 6-AAAA match up. Pickens, won the first meeting between these two teams, & came in winners of five in a row.

 

In the opening quarter, the defense for the ‘Nettes made it’s mark early on this game as it helped transition to buckets on the offensive end. Going to the 2nd, Pickens held a 14-4 advantage over LaFayette. In the 2nd, the defensive effort from the first quarter carried over, & the ‘Nettes were able to stretch their lead on the Lady Ramblers. Using a 20-10 quarter advantage, Pickens took a 34-14 lead into the break.

 

In the 2nd half, the ‘Nettes continued their solid play from the first two quarters. The 3rd quarter, would end up being the closest quarter in terms of scoring as Pickens outscored the Lady Ramblers 18-11, but still held a lead of 52-25 going to the 4th. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes finished the ball game strong with the 2nd unit & younger girls in. Pickens, would close the game on a 22-3 run. The ‘Nettes, picked up the win, 74-28.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mackenzie Hampton: 19 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, & 7 steals

Torie Williams: 15 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 9 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, & 3 steals

Sarah Morris: 8 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 6 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 5 points, 2 assists, & 6 rebounds

Ansley Parker: 5 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

 

Pickens, is now 14-2 overall on the season & now 6-1 in region play after last night’s win. They have now tied Northwest Whitfield in the win column with 6 victories. The ‘Nettes, will now turn their focus to Friday night as they will welcome their rivals from just up 515, the Gilmer Lady Cats, to the Dragons Den for a region meeting. Tip off is scheduled for 7 pm.

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‘Nettes Get Non-Region Win Over Sonoraville

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Yesterday, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team welcomed the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix out of 6-AAA to the Dragons den for a little non-region tussle. Coming into the ball game, the ‘Nettes, were winners of 4 straight, & looked to go 2-0 for the weekend.

 

Much like Friday night against Southeast Whitfield, the ‘Nettes got off to a fast start in the opening quarter. Pickens, raced out to an early 17-4 lead over the Lady Phoenix going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the ‘Nettes, added to their lead, using a 19-11 quarter run. Pickens, held a 36-15 lead going to the break.

 

In the 3rd, the Sonoraville offense got going. The Lady Phoenix outscored Pickens 14-8 in the 3rd, but the ‘Nettes still held the lead going to the 4th, 44-29. The 4th quarter, was a very competitive 8 minutes as both teams finished strong. Sonoraville, outscored the ‘Nettes 17-14 in the 4th, but Pickens held on to get their 5th straight win, 58-46.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 18 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Torie Williams: 10 points, 7 assists, & 3 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 9 points, 1 assist, 9 rebounds, & 1 block

Olivia Simmons: 6 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 5 points, 2 assists, & 9 rebounds

Allie Stephens: 4 points, 7 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal, & 1 block

Ansley Parker: 3 points, & 1 rebound

Hattie Baker: 2 points, & 1 rebound

Sarah Morris: 1 point, & 2 rebounds

 

Pickens, will take to the road this coming Tuesday as they head to LaFayette for region action. The ‘Nettes, will look for the season sweep over the Lady Ramblers, & stay in the 2nd spot in 6-AAAA play. Tip off scheduled for 6 pm.

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